The challenge for the month of:
August is a vehicle challenge! An APC (armored personel carrier) of your design with a maximum of 7500 triangles.
what it can be:
It can look like something that would fit into alternate history or something completely futuristic or a modern theme.
what it can't be:
A remodleing of a vehicle from any game. A rendition of someone else's concept. Downloaded. An edit of a downloaded model. An edit of an old model. Something that exists.
3 inspiration images if you cannot draw concept art
1 concept sketch that YOU MADE
3 final renders (one from the front 3/4 view, one from rear 3/4 view, and one showing entrances/exits/interior
You must show progress, including wireframe renders! Any final model entries with no wip renders will not be accepted, regardless.
EDIT: if you are only a concept artist or you are a modeler of no artistic capability, you can enter as part of a two man team.
these rules are subject to change as i see fit
SEPTEMBER: Sci-fi sidearm competition
Your task is to create a science fiction sidearm for a soldier. It can shoot lasers, plasma, bullets, be in the form of a pistol or revolver, or PDW style.
Art requirements: 3 inspiration images or one sketch.
Model requirements: moving parts, if it is mechanically operated, must be demonstrated. Charges or bullets must be modeled.
Due to a number of requests late into the apc challenge for a higher triangle count allowance, I have decided there will be no limit to the number of triangles for this month!
PRIZE!: SMASH is one cool guy, and is offering up a 1 Month XBox Live Gold Subscription Card to the winner!
OCTOBER: Air-defense system
Again, a creation from your mind, nothing in existence. The air defense system can be vehicle mounted or fixed position, and can be for any era! Past, present or future. It can be designed to shoot down the Da Vinci helicopter, jets and helicopters of the modern age or anything you can think of that might be a flight platform of the future. Will it shoot down attack aircraft or interplanetary carrier scale transports? IT'S UP TO YOU! (heck even maybe a flying sailship with rocket propellers as the target "airship") This is supposed to be a surface-to-air defense system, so nothing that's flying around engaging targets etc.
NOVEMBER: Combat Knife (week one)
AP mine or Hand grenade (week two)
note: November's contest will be broken up into 4 mini competitions. Either 4 one-week long competitons or 2 one-week and one two-week competition.
As per the monthly rules, the idea is to come up with something from your imagination. Since this is a simple object, only one sketch is required. Nothing larger than a small machette. fantasy, different materials, normal mapped or texutred, etc, as far as you want to take it. Entries will be judged 7 days from today.
week 2: Pretty open competition this week, but with a 2k triangle limit. one sketch required.
DECEMBER: Pirate raid boat or Raider guntruck (a small pirate craft for raiding and taking control of larger vessels or raider armed vehicle for capturing supplies, etc)
No sketch required, no poly limit, anything used must be of your own work.
FEBRUARY: Military Motorcycle
Motorcycles have been a quirky addition to the battlefield since ww2. They are particularly useful in quickly moving across open terrain, patrolling, carrying equipment, and, as seen in the current middle east conflict, RPG teams use them to hit and run.
No poly limit, your own design, sketches and/or inspiration.
Don't ask me stupid questions like CAN IT BE ON WATER or IN SPACE or FLYING. You know what a motorcycle is. I don't have a problem with a sci-fi variation like the star-wars speeders.
Examples of acceptable and unacceptable design styles:
good: dirt bikes
bad: harley or "chopper' style bikes
good: sith speeder, clone speeder
bad: ghost, final fantasy motorcyle
MARCH: Military Robot
your own design. anything goes, from a retro-futuristic style to a futurism "iRobot" style. Must be roughly human sized, weaponized or capable of weapon use, and autonomous.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER: ANYTHING ALIEN
RETRO THROWBACK ALIEN BLASTERS TIME. Take a look back at the classic alien blaster, pistol, deathray, etc. Add a little bit of modern flair to it, if you'd like. No poly limit. Think of the classic grays and their tech!